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Old 05-21-19, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Iíve spotted a lot of fantastic and interesting C&V in town lately, but just havenít stopped to take any pics.

This simple Motocane, while nothing extraordinary, did beacon taking a moment out however. Sweet little bicycle imo.

+1, Agreed
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Old 05-21-19, 07:43 PM
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Pretty Legnano Roma Olympiade (not mine) spotted in the wilds of Pasadena on the monthly vintage ride (1st Sunday every month).


Sorry about the weird lighting.
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Old 05-27-19, 05:06 PM
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Merckx downtown

Bike messenger Merckx frame (Strada?) downtown Chicago. Looks pretty beat but probably a pretty nice frame... looks like my size as well

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Old 05-27-19, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
Pretty Legnano Roma Olympiade (not mine) spotted in the wilds of Pasadena on the monthly vintage ride (1st Sunday every month).


Sorry about the weird lighting.

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Thanks for posting!

A fine looking steed.

Lighting no problem.

What is wonky is that Benotto (or whatever it is!) wrap.

Boy does it look out of place.

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Old 05-27-19, 07:04 PM
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This orange Motobecane looks like fun

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Old 05-27-19, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
Here is the distance shot I didn't get before


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...gives a whole new meaning to the term "eavesdropping"...


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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Iíve spotted a lot of fantastic and interesting C&V in town lately, but just havenít stopped to take any pics.

This simple Motocane, while nothing extraordinary, did beacon taking a moment out however. Sweet little bicycle imo.

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Thanks very much for posting!

These modest model Motobecane (also Orly, Astra, Dynamax & Motoconfort) machines of the 1960's and early 1970's exhibit an interesting combination frame construction of lugged head paired with lugless seat and shell (CH thread).

What is missing on this one is the chrome winged M fork crown cap. Perhaps someone did not care for it and removed it when HS was repacked...




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Old 06-05-19, 06:13 PM
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Nice little GT seen in the old 'hood when we went over this evening. Very good condition.
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Old 06-16-19, 04:38 PM
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Seen during a walk at James River Park today, a nice orange Stumpjumper Sport from the pre-indexing era; it still has the Shimano Light Action thumbies on it but somebody geared it up with larger chainrings.

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Old 06-16-19, 07:19 PM
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Spotted a parked Specialized Cross Roads yesterday; not sure of the vintage, likely early/mid '90s, but cromo all the way, in very good condition, and just exactly my size. Husbeast had to pull me away.
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Old 06-16-19, 08:14 PM
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Walked by this Vintage inspired Riv Homer Hilsen the other day at my local Coffee shop, always liked those but I can get a whole fleet of C&V for the cost of the frame I did test ride its little brother the Sam Hilborne once and it put a big grin on my face so I 'm sure the Hilsen would not disappoint.

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Old 06-17-19, 11:34 AM
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Saw a really nice Raleigh Super Course today parked outside a store. Looked like it had a lot of miles on it, but had been well cared for. Great to see. Apologies that I donít have a picture.
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Old 06-20-19, 12:10 AM
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No pic here either, I was lucky to catch back up with the guy after he passed me, 80's Marinoni, medium light blue, dark livery, fastback seatstays at the top. Very cool.
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